Bridgeport, Connecticut: 1900-1960 (Postcard History Series)

Bridgeport, Connecticut: 1900-1960 (Postcard History Series)

by Andrew Pehanick
     
 

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Bridgeport: 1900-1960 presents a fascinating look into the history of Bridgeport through vintage postcards from the city's formative years. These vintage postcards depict the change and expansion in Bridgeport during the 20th century, from the growth of the University of Bridgeport from a small junior college into a major university to the changes in… See more details below

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Bridgeport: 1900-1960 presents a fascinating look into the history of Bridgeport through vintage postcards from the city's formative years. These vintage postcards depict the change and expansion in Bridgeport during the 20th century, from the growth of the University of Bridgeport from a small junior college into a major university to the changes in transportation from the horse and buggy to early automobiles and trolley cars. Bridgeport's waterfront played an important role in the development of the city, drawing visitors and wealthy residents who built homes along the shore. Following the two world wars, the city saw a large population increase, and a building boom soon followed. Factories and homes were built, retail stores moved in, and recreational options increased to serve the needs of the thousands of people who came to Bridgeport seeking employment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738562513
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,356,829
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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